"For us, Paris is a dream city. All the French are beautiful and elegant ... And then, when they arrive, the Japanese find the French character is the complete opposite of their own."
So apparently, every year, there's a dozen of japanese tourists go ballistic after visiting Paris ... they apparently can't get over the shock of how rude Parisians are... humph.
In retrospect, I'm not that surprised ! I really don't miss the attitude of Parisians, be it on the road, in the subway, at work (when in a position of authority), in shops... we are rude. Intolerable even.